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Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle is a stunning medieval fort rising high above Snowdonia National Park and listed by UNESCO as one of Wales' six World Heritage Sites. The castle has had a prominent role in many of the definitive moments in British history and is an unmissable stop on any tour of North Wales.

The castle was built in the late 13th Century during the reign of Edward I and boasts double walls around its perimeter, four large towers and a robust gatehouse. These fortifications later played a crucial role during numerous blockades. Most famously, in a siege immortalised in the famous Welsh anthem "Men of Harlech", the castle was held for seven years by the Lancastrians in the War of the Roses. It was also the last remaining stronghold of the Royalists during the English Civil War.

Today Harlech Castle remains as imposing fort, standing atop sheer cliffs and surrounded by the rugged hills and peaks of Snowdonia National Park, as well as the picturesque Harlech Village itself. Its location close to the Irish Sea also ensures unrivalled views for visitors.

This 700 year old fort makes for a memorable day out for all the family. Harlech Castle is open to visitors throughout the year and sometimes plays host to special medieval-themed events and workshops on archery, woodworking and other crafts.

It's hard to miss Harlech Castle as you drive towards it from north or south along the A496; its fortifications rising out of the landscape are viewable for miles around.


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Castle Cottage Restaurant With Rooms

Castle Cottage Restaurant With Rooms

Castle Cottage Restaurant with Rooms, Harlech
3.8
of 5, from 5 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this bed & breakfast is 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Harlech Castle and within 9 miles (15 km) of Portmeirion Sands and Portmeirion Central Piazza. Barmouth Beach and Barmouth Bridge are also within 12 miles (20 km).

£92
Crown Lodge

Crown Lodge

Ffordd Isaf, Harlech
5.0
of 5, from 14 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Harlech, this golf bed & breakfast is 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Harlech Castle and within 12 miles (20 km) of Portmeirion Sands and Portmeirion Central Piazza. Barmouth Beach and Barmouth Bridge are also within 12 miles (20 km).

£87
Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth

Hotel Portmeirion & Castell Deudraeth

Minffordd, Penrhyndeudraeth
4.7
of 5, from 114 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this spa hotel is steps away from Portmeirion Sands and Portmeirion Central Piazza. Criccieth Castle and Gelert's Grave are also within 12 miles (20 km).

£67
The Royal Sportsman Hotel

The Royal Sportsman Hotel

131 High Street, Porthmadog
4.0
of 5, from 67 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Porthmadog, this hotel is 3.1 mi (5 km) from Portmeirion Sands and within 6 miles (10 km) of Portmeirion Central Piazza and Criccieth Castle. Gelert's Grave and Harlech Castle are also within 12 miles (20 km).

Luxury Ground Floor Harbour Suite

Luxury Ground Floor Harbour Suite

6 Cornhill Pencei, Porthmadog
4.7
of 5, from 18 reviews
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Borth-y-Gest, this apartment is 3 mi (4.8 km) from Portmeirion Sands and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Portmeirion Central Piazza. Criccieth Castle and Gelert's Grave are also within 9 miles (15 km).

£96
Cadwgan Inn

Cadwgan Inn

Station Road, Dyffryn Ardudwy
4.1
of 5, from 67 reviews
4.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Dyffryn Ardudwy, this inn is within 6 miles (10 km) of Harlech Castle, Barmouth Beach and Barmouth Bridge. Portmeirion Sands and Cregennan Lakes are also within 20 miles (32 km).

£74
Golden Fleece Inn Tremadog

Golden Fleece Inn Tremadog

Market Square, Porthmadog
3.7
of 5, from 34 reviews
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Porthmadog, this hotel is within 6 miles (10 km) of Portmeirion Sands, Portmeirion Central Piazza and Criccieth Castle. Gelert's Grave and Harlech Castle are also within 12 miles (20 km).

Awelon Holiday Cottage, Sleeps 10 Situated in Historic Tremadog, Porthmadog

Awelon Holiday Cottage, Sleeps 10 Situated in Historic Tremadog, Porthmadog

Market Square, porthmadog
0.0 out of 5.0

Situated by the ocean, this property is within 6 miles (10 km) of Portmeirion Sands, Portmeirion Central Piazza and Criccieth Castle. Gelert's Grave and Harlech Castle are also within 12 miles (20 km).